The Mental Health Toll Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects the joints. It can be exceptionally painful and cause significant disability in many individuals. The chronic pain coupled with the loss of quality of life can lead to depression in RA patients. In fact, as many as 48% of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis are […]

Does Ketamine Help Migraines?

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Triptans are not effective at preventing migraines, only stopping them once they have already started, and they do not treat any other type of pain. Ketamine, on the other hand, has the potential to address not only the pain associated with migraine but comorbid conditions as well.

Ketamine for CRPS

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Can Ketamine Provide Relief for Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome? Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a multi-faceted and often misunderstood chronic pain condition that can significantly impact the lives of those affected. Ketamine for CRPS is a newer form of treatment that can offer rapid relief without the side effects and abuse potential of traditional […]

Ketamine for Chronic Pain

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In general, chronic pain is defined as pain lasting three months or longer. This may not sound like a long time, but twelve weeks or more of even moderate pain can have a significant impact on mental health. Low-dose ketamine is an up-and-coming treatment that may help alleviate symptoms of chronic pain that has been […]

ADHD in Adults: What Is It and What Happens When It Goes Untreated?

ADHD in Adults What Is It and What Happens When It Goes Untreated - Crane Center

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders among children.  As of 2016, the CDC estimates that there are 6.1 million children between the ages of two and 17 with ADHD in the United States. While it is more common in children, ADHD is also present in millions of American […]

Ketamine As A Treatment for Chronic Pain

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Pain and depression often go hand-in-hand. It may not be surprising, then, to learn that a certain drug could be useful in treating both conditions. Ketamine, for example, has been well-established as a treatment for Major Depressive Disorder. More recently, this drug has been researched as a means of treating certain chronic pain conditions. How […]

The Link Between Chronic Pain and Depression

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What Is Chronic Pain? In the medical community, time markers are often used to assist in the diagnosis of chronic pain. Many physicians, for example, consider pain to be “chronic” when it is present for more than 3 months. However, there is some debate as to the usefulness of these markers, as they tend to […]